Lectures

Coronavirus and Carcerality

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A friend of mine works as a psychotherapist in a northern California prison. Three weeks ago, he and I were talking about coronavirus in prisons as we stood watching our children run around in the schoolyard. He said, “When this thing hits, these guys are toast. The old guys and the sick guys, they’re just going to die. And they …

Features

Heart

Recently the Minister of Health of Trinidad and Tobago explained the problem of chronic disease in the country: “The population do not listen to the message we are sending out – love yourself, eat right, exercise and decrease your sugar and salt intake.”[i]  The exhortation to “love yourself” in a disciplined approach to health suggests the curious place of …

Announcements

Call for submissions: STM Graduate Student Paper Prize

The Science, Technology, and Medicine interest group of the SMA is pleased to welcome submissions for the STM Graduate Student Paper Prize. This prize is awarded annually for a paper that offers an innovative anthropological approach to issues in science, technology, or medicine. These issues include:

1. How scientific research, technological transformation and professional medicine inform public health policy, popular …

Teaching Resources

Medical Governance, Culture, and Subjectivities: a Syllabus

This is the most recent version of a graduate course in medical anthropology theory that I teach. The main caveat is that this is the second in a set of three theory courses students are required to take, so it presumes the students have already taken the first course, which covers an extensive range of contemporary medical anthropology. My hope …